What to do if you find Asbestos in Your Home?

Posted: 19th April 2015

Asbestos seems to be everywhere and the dangers of this material are well known. For an example of how dangerous it can be, do a little research on the city of Wittenoom in Western Australia. It was a town built around a blue Asbestos mine, the most dangerous type of Asbestos, before asbestos in any form was banned from Australia in 2003. It was used for many things inside and outside the home.

Exposure to Asbestos can cause many diseases, the most dangerous being mesothelioma. There are certain symptoms that should be seen to by a doctor immediately as they can be a sign of asbestos exposure. If someone is having problems with breathing, pain in the chest, trouble swallowing, swelling of the face or neck, fatigue, loss of appetite, and various other symptoms in those regions, they should go to a doctor immediately.

Asbestos has been used in clothing, insulations, cement, flooring, roofing, and much more throughout the last century. Even though it has been banned from most countries, there are still many building and products that contain Asbestos. These materials are still hazardous and require safe disposal by a Perth asbestos removal company for residents of Western Australia. Residents of other countries can easily find one of these companies for asbestos removal in their homes.

Asbestos is extremely dangerous and can have disastrous effects on those who are exposed, as evidenced by Wittenoom. This naturally occurring mineral was mined and used for many things; hence, it still surrounds people even though mining and production have been banned throughout most of the world. Asbestos being present in the home or office is a very serious issue, especially since mesothelioma has no known cure and leads to death.

KBE Contracting is a Perth asbestos removal company and is licenced to perform class 'A' asbestos removal, meaning they can even remove roofing materials that contain the dangerous mineral. They are trained to safely remove, transport and dispose or asbestos materials. They also specialize in roofing, cladding, and even replace insulation that may have been removed due to it containing asbestos. They have over 25 years of experience in contracting and demolition so it’s fair to say they are amongst the leaders of their field.

For a reliable asbestos removal company in Perth, give KBE Contracting a call today; Phone (08) 9358 1170 to speak to a representative.